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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Todd Bentley speaks!

Canadian evangelist Todd Bentley once told an audience a few years ago that even before he became a born-again Christian he had the gift of gab—that he was “always good at speaking”. He put on a display last week, trying to explain away the collapse of his world-famous revival this past summer and his affair with a former intern. Those who understand Mr. Bentley’s history and theology, however, will likely find his explanations wanting.

Mr. Bentley fielded questions from Paul Steven Ghiringhelli, a writer for Charisma magazine. The reporter wanted some comments on a statement issued by the governing board of Fresh Fire Ministries, Mr. Bentley’s ministry, criticizing his affair as “adultery” and condemning his planned divorce from his wife Shonnah. Mr. Ghiringhelli deserves praise for getting Mr. Bentley to comment to the press for the first time in months, but his editors, posting the story on their website. were definitely trying to downplay Mr. Bentley’s remarks by implying that they were only reporting on the FFM statement (“Leaders of Todd Bentley’s Ministry Break Silence”) and by dropping his quotes to the second half of the story.

If we parse what Mr. Bentley has to say, it’s pretty scary. I’ll reproduce it here, and then offer what I hope is some useful background.

The relevant section of the article runs as follows:

On Tuesday, Bentley said there had been no sexual immorality between him and the former nanny. He claimed that for two years no “spark or interest” in the former staff member existed, and that the two developed only an emotional relationship several weeks after July 1, when Bentley filed for divorce.

He admitted, however, that the budding relationship was “absolutely” bad timing.

“I would call it an inappropriate relationship, in the sense that it was too soon, too quick, and should’ve never happened the way that it happened,” Bentley said. “Emotionally, she had stepped in to comfort me as a friend would.

“But I never left my wife to be with another woman,” he said. “There was nothing premeditated or inappropriate in my heart. I had never even entertained the idea that I liked this girl. It never went there.”

Claiming to have gone through years of counseling with his wife, Bentley said he is divorcing her over “irreconcilable differences.”

He denied disconnecting from his children and told Charisma he is in constant phone contact with them and plans to see them as soon as he sorts out issues with his visa.

Bentley said FFM let him review the letter before they made it public and that he was unhappy with portions of it. He said he felt the letter implied that the breakup of his marriage could be blamed on his relationship with his former nanny and the pressures of leading daily nonstop revival meetings in Lakeland.

“I have the utmost respect for my team in Canada and we have had a lot of years together,” he said. “[But] I’m not in agreement with my board on this. The point is, [the former nanny] wasn’t the cause. And I don’t want to blame Lakeland. I want to blame a bad marriage.”

Bentley said he is willing to take 100 percent responsibility for his actions and that he readily admits he’s guilty of doing a lot of things wrong over the years. “In a lot of ways, the ministry has been my mistress,” he said. “That did destroy my marriage. That I have to take responsibility for.”

….Bentley said he is still involved at an emotional level with his former nanny and soon plans to move to Joyner’s headquarters in Fort Mill, S.C., to “fully embrace a healing and restoration process.”

To begin, not only the board, but also Mr. Bentley’s friend, Ignited Church pastor Stephen Strader has said that the Mr. Bentley’s affair is apparently sexual. Before Mr. Bentley spoke to Charisma, he spoke to Strader. Pastor Strader, based on what Bentley told him, told his local paper that he agreed with the FFM board that what Bentley was doing was basically adultery.

People who have been following the evangelist will recall that three years ago he pulled himself off the road on the grounds that he had suffered a breakdown due to nervous exhaustion. He went into this in a full sermon-length message, which he sent to his contributors, describing his “dark night of the soul”. Left unmentioned in his message, however, was this was directly after a sexual affair with another staffer than the one we are mentioning now. Mr. Bentley was no doubt coming off the road in an attempt to save his marriage.

This has been remarked on twice. Once by Stephen Strader, immediately after Bentley left the revival, in the local newspaper.

Perhaps Pastor Strader was a source of information for C. Peter Wagner, a charismatic leader in the United States who wants Mr. Bentley to become one of his disciples. Mr. Wagner noted in a report on the revival in August that this first affair, during Mr, Bentley’s emotional “breakdown”, was sexual: “Their marriage has been torn for years by his emotional attachment with at least one other female whose physical contact went beyond hugging and kissing and holding hands. Enough said-maybe more details will be revealed later-but it was clearly immoral. All of this was skillfully concealed by lying and by swearing close associates who had observed his behavior to secrecy.”

It’s interesting that Bentley says that there was no “spark or interest” on his part for the intern. Really? Did he put safeguards in place, as many do, to ensure that nothing could come up that could threaten his marriage? If not, why not?

(One hopes that the lady in question does not take offense at the implication that Mr. Bentley was basically seduced, It takes two to tango.)

He couldn’t talk to the intern and another lady friend of his at the same time, so that they could both comfort him in a purely sisterly way ? (Someone who had fallen into an affair in the past would particularly want to be careful here.)

As I have noted, there is nothing preventing Mr. Bentley, a Canadian citizen, born in Canada, from being in Canada right now to be near his kids. The visa “issues” relate to re-entry into the United States, a big source of revenue for the evangelist. Does he have personal assets in the United States that he must access in person, such as, perhaps, safety deposit boxes in a bank stuffed with cash (that his wife may not know about)?

Mr. Bentley’s remarks, however, are troubling to someone who is a charismatic Christian, as he professes to be. Citing years of counseling, and a bad marriage as a reason to divorce, does not jibe with the account of the marriage in Mr. Bentley’s autobiography, Journey Into The Miraculous.

Mr. Bentley writes that his wife-to-be, Shonnah Andres, initially saw him as just a friend. Furthermore, she was interested in another fellow, and thought, after prayer, that she would marry this other man.

Then, Todd had a “vision from God”:

“…the Lord had actually shown me an open vision of Shonnah. It was my first open-eyed vision. I was in my living room and my fireplace opened up, kind of like a TV screen, and I saw us embracing in a wheat field that was ready for harvest. We were both weeping and I was wearing a tux and she was wearing a wedding dress. As the vision unfolded, her friend Roswetta (who was now my friend) was talking with me in the living room about Shonnah. I described the open vision to her as it happened. The presence of the Lord fell and we both wept. Roswetta said, ‘I can’t see it but I can feel goose bumps.’ During this vision, I also received an anointing of creativity, poetry and writing. In fact, I even received a three-page prophetic poem that I read at our wedding. I still write prophetic poems for my wife to this day.”

Shonnah’s friend then went off to tell her about the vision. Shonnah gradually fell in love with Bentley and they married.

Charismatics sometimes make decisions partly based on what they think the Lord is telling them. Ladies in charismatic churches sometimes need to tell ardent suitors who say, “The Lord has shown me that you are to be my wife!” something like “Well, I’m sure that he will ‘tell’ me too and he hasn’t said anything yet!”

What disturbs me about the account in the book is this. Mr. Bentley is alleging that he received special direction from the Lord to marry his wife, moreover, that he received special help from God to enable him to show love to her. If I were Bentley, I would be frightened to fly in the face of this alleged vision by pursuing a divorce. Would he not be going against the revealed will of God in what he is said to have seen…if we assume this vision actually took place?

Mr. Bentley is acting like this vision never took place, or is wrong. This poses a serious logical problem for the evangelist.

If the vision never took place, what other visions has he made up? He's had some doozies, which I won't get into here.

If the vision never took place, did he use his fib to prevent Shonnah from having God’s best for her life? What kind of selfish person would you have to be to do something like that?

This poses a problem for how he does his ministry as well. Many times, Mr. Bentley has explained how he often does ministry. Supposedly, he prays and tries to foresee what God will do at his upcoming meeting. In a vision, God will show him the faces of people, or tell him their names, or show him where they will be sitting in the meeting and then reveal extra information such as what their sickness is, or a special message from God for them.

If Mr. Bentley misread what he thought God was saying, this implies that in a “big question” that he can be horribly misled in hearing from God. Someone with terminal cancer, wanting healing prayer from Mr. Bentley, would certainly want to be able to put confidence in him being able to hear from God, especially if they were going to make medical decisions partly based on what he said.

If Mr. Bentley makes up what he says that God shows him, or uses the technique of “cold reading” to give those who come forward for prayer what they want to hear, that would certainly reflect on his character in a bad way.

If Mr. Bentley is to return to ministry, those counseling him will need to make sure that he has the character to be honest, and not to spin tales out of whole cloth. Alas, he has developed a demonstrated tendency of playing fast and loose with the truth and this must be addressed if he is to do good works.

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...ho boy, here we go again.

Posted by: tomax7 | 2008-12-10 10:02:54 PM


Too bad this author has such a superficial analysis of spirituaal matters. It helps no one whatsoever!.
For example, what if Mr. Bentley thought he had a true vision, but didn't? So he is not lying, just wrong. What if most of the time his prophecies about people are correct? Just not always?
If I had cancer, I would not pass by the chance that I might be miraculously healed. "Might be" is way better than nothing.

Mr. Bentley has not been in the habit of directing people's medical decisions. He tells people, as do many other healers, to check with their doctors for further testing to see if the healing they believe they have received is proven by science.
Christians need not "have confidence," in their fellow humans, because they have a good God to rely on. All people are faulty instruments that God can use. If something good happens, it is from God, not the instrument he has used.

This author sure gets a lot of mileage, a lot of column inches from Mr. Bentley's weaknesses and problems. I truly doubt he has done a fraction of the good Mr. Bentley has. As Heibert judges, so shall he be judged!

Posted by: Adrienne | 2008-12-11 12:50:19 AM


Adrienne:

According to Todd Bentley, his "visions" came by way of "God" or the "Holy Spirit" or "Jesus." Many of them went way beyond the boundary of Scripture and were false.

God's written word warns against false visions (Jeremiah 14:14; Lamentations 2:14; Ezekiel 22:28).

In Ezekiel 13:9, God says, "So My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and utter lying divinations..."

Thus, when a person delivers a prophecy or a vision in the name of the Lord, and it does not come to pass, that person is a false prophet and is to be avoided (Deuteronomy 18:20-22).

Jesus and His Apostles warned against false prophets (Matthew 7:15; Matthew 24:11; Matthew 24:24; 2 Peter 2:1; 1 John 4:1).

Therefore, this is not an issue of Todd Bentley being "just wrong." He is a false prophet and false teacher many times over.

I and many others have spent a considerable amount of time researching Todd Bentley's claims and teachings. I have also read Rick Hiebert's articles on Bentley, and I commend him for his research and concern for the body of Christ.

Bud Press

Posted by: Bud Press | 2008-12-11 2:02:08 AM


Adrienne:

On page 223 of his 2008 book, "Journey Into The Miraculous," Todd Bentley claimed to have the "gift of healing."

When the Lakeland revival was in full swing, Bentley spent a great deal of time demonstrating his "gift of healing," by touching, blowing on, kicking, and head-butting the sick and dying--all in the name of the Lord.

Bentley also claimed multiple resurrections from the dead, and even promised to provide the documented proof of the healings and resurrections.

Check out the following articles and decide for yourself if Todd Bentley had the "gift of healing" and if anyone was raised from the dead:

http://www.christianresearchservice.com/ToddBentley2.htm

http://www.christianresearchservice.com/ToddBentley3.htm

http://www.christianresearchservice.com/ToddBentley5.htm

Bud Press

Posted by: Bud Press | 2008-12-11 2:21:40 AM


Adrienne:

You wrote: "As Heibert judges, so shall he be judged!"

Is it right for you to judge and wrong for Rick Hiebert to judge?

Consider the following points:

1. In Matthew chapter 7, Jesus instructs the believer not to judge hypocritically, then warns the believer to “Beware of the false prophets” and that false prophets will be known by their bad fruit. Jesus warns the believer. In turn, the believer is to warn others.

2. In 2 Timothy chapter 4, the Apostle Paul judged, warned, and named names publicly: “Demas, having loved this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica.” And, “Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds. Be on guard against him yourself, for he vigorously opposed our teaching.”

3. In Galatians chapter 2, the Apostle Paul confronted the Apostle Peter publicly for not being “straightforward about the truth of the gospel.”

4. 1 Corinthians 6:3-5 instructs the believer to judge certain things.

5. Christians are under the Scriptural command to: test all things (1 Thessalonians 5:21; 1 John 4:1); preach the word (2 Timothy 4:1-2); guard and warn fellow Christians (Acts 20:27-31); boldly defend the faith (1 Timothy 6:12; Jude 3); expose the unfruitful works of darkness (Ephesians 5:11-12; 2 Corinthians 4:4); and tell the truth in love (Ephesians 4:14-15).

6. In John 7:24, Jesus instructs the believer: “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”

7. In Matthew 18:15-17, Christians are under a Scriptural command to judge sin within the church. And if the sinner refuses to repent, he or she is to be removed from the church or fellowship until there is full repentance.

Righteous judgement is a Biblical mandate from God.

Bud Press

Posted by: Bud Press | 2008-12-11 2:38:02 AM


tomax7 wrote: "...ho boy, here we go again."

Oh boy, you got that right. And here is one reason why:

"I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom:
preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths" (2 Timothy 4:1-4).

And that is what God calls ALL Christians to do.

Bud Press

Posted by: Bud Press | 2008-12-11 2:52:45 AM


What makes me sick about Todd Bentley is not his lies or deceptions, etc, but the fools who are praying for Todd Bentley believing that he will somehow repent. The truth of the matter is it has been over six months and Todd shows no signs of repenting because he is totally a false prophet and a reprobate.

And God doesn’t need six month of prayers to make a real change in Todd’s life and character unless He knows what most people don’t know or don’t want to know!

Posted by: Susan | 2008-12-11 4:41:01 PM


2Sa 12:1 The LORD sent Nathan to David. When he came to him, he said, “There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor.
2Sa 12:2 The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle,
2Sa 12:3 but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children. It shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms. It was like a daughter to him.
2Sa 12:4 “Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare a meal for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him.”
2Sa 12:5 (((David burned with anger against the man))) and said to Nathan, (((“AS SURELY AS THE LORD LIVES, THE MAN WHO DID THIS DESERVES TO DIE!)))
2Sa 12:6 He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity.”
2Sa 12:7 Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man! (((THIS IS WHAT THE LORD, THE GOD OF ISRAEL, SAYS:))) (((‘I ANOINTED YOU KING OVER ISRAEL,))) and (((I DELIVERED YOU FROM THE HAND OF SAUL.)))
2Sa 12:8 (((I GAVE YOUR MASTER'S HOUSE TO YOU, AND YOUR MASTER'S WIVES INTO YOUR ARMS.))) (((I GAVE YOU THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL AND JUDAH.))) (((AND IF ALL THIS HAD BEEN TOO LITTLE, I WOULD HAVE GIVEN YOU MORE.)))
2Sa 12:9 (((WHY DID YOU DESPISE THE WORD OF THE LORD BY DOING WHAT IS EVIL IN HIS EYES?))) (((YOU STRUCK DOWN URIAH THE HITTITE WITH THE SWORD))) and (((TOOK HIS WIFE TO BE YOUR OWN.))) (((YOU KILLED HIM WITH THE SWORD OF THE AMMONITES.)))
2Sa 12:10 Now, therefore, the sword will never depart from your house, because you despised me and took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.’
2Sa 12:11 “This is what the LORD says: ‘Out of your own household I am going to bring calamity upon you. Before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to one who is close to you, and he will lie with your wives in broad daylight.
2Sa 12:12 You did it in secret, but I will do this thing in broad daylight before all Israel.’ ”
2Sa 12:13 Then David said to Nathan, (((“I HAVE SINNED AGAINST THE LORD.”))) Nathan replied, (((“THE LORD HAS TAKEN AWAY YOUR SIN.))) You are not going to die.

Jude 1:8 IN THE VERY SAME WAY, THESE DREAMERS POLLUTE THEIR OWN BODIES, (((REJECT AUTHORITY AND SLANDER CELESTIAL BEINGS.)))
Jude 1:9 BUT (((EVEN THE ARCHANGEL MICHAEL))), (((WHEN HE WAS DISPUTING WITH THE DEVIL))) ABOUT THE BODY OF MOSES, (((DID NOT DARE TO BRING A SLANDEROUS ACCUSATION AGAINST HIM))), (((BUT SAID, “THE LORD REBUKE YOU!”)))
Jude 1:10 (((YET THESE MEN SPEAK ABUSIVELY AGAINST WHATEVER THEY DO NOT UNDERSTAND;))) AND (((WHAT THINGS THEY DO UNDERSTAND BY INSTINCT,))) (((LIKE UNREASONING ANIMALS)))—(((THESE ARE THE VERY THINGS THAT DESTROY THEM.)))
Jude 1:11 (((WOE TO THEM!))) (((THEY HAVE TAKEN THE WAY OF CAIN;))) (((THEY HAVE RUSHED FOR THE PROFIT INTO BALAAM'S ERROR;))) (((THEY HAVE BEEN DESTROYED IN KORAH'S REBELLION.)))

Mt 21:13 “It is written,” he said to them, (((“ ‘MY HOUSE WILL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER,’ BUT YOU ARE MAKING IT A ‘DEN OF ROBBERS.’ ” )))

Isa 56:6 ANS FOREIGNERS WHO BIND THEMSELVES TO THE LORD TO SERVE HIM, TO LOVE THE NAME OF THE LORD, AND TO WORSHIP HIM, ALL WHO KEEP THE SABBATH WITHOUT DESECRATING IT AND WHO HOLD FAST TO MY COVENANT—
Isa 56:7 (((THESE I WILL BRING TO MY HOLY MOUNTAIN AND GIVE THEM JOY IN MY HOUSE OF PRAYER.))) (((THEIR BURNT OFFERINGS AND SACRIFICES WILL BE ACCEPTED ON MY ALTER;))) (((FOR))) (((MY HOUSE WILL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL NATIONS))).”

Phil 4:6 (((DO NOT BE ANXIOUS ABOUT ANYTHING, BUT IN EVERYTHING, BY PRAYER AND PETITION, WITH THANKSGIVING, PRESENT YOUR REQUESTS TO GOD.)))
Phil 4:7 (((AND THE PEACE OF GOD,))) (((WHICH TRANSCENDS ALL UNDERSTANDING,))) (((WILL GUARD YOUR HEARTS))) (((AND YOUR MINDS))) (((IN CHRIST JESUS))).

Jn 11:35 (((JESUS WEPT.)))

Mt 4:17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, (((“REPENT, FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS NEAR.”)))

(((EMPHASIZE MINE)))

ABBA FATHER, PLEASE FORGIVE US FOR YOUR NAME SAKE!
IN JESUS NAME, AMEN!
GODSPEED AND BLESSED CHRISTMAS!

Posted by: I AM SORRY | 2008-12-12 10:19:42 AM


Dear I am Sorry
You got thing backwards - It's Todd Bentley who needs to repent just like David did and not his critics.

Even God hates hypocrites and liars and has a special place for them

RV 21:8 "But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."

We all know that Todd sexual immorality and adultery has been going on for years. So all those who supported Todd or defended him in any way in God's eyes are also adulterers and liars who need to repent!

Posted by: brad | 2008-12-12 4:19:12 PM


Editor J. Lee Grady of Charisma is a liar. He stated about Todd Bentley:

12. Todd Bentley. The flamboyant Canadian evangelist is credited with sparking a healing revival that spread to Europe during the summer of 2008. From a church in Lakeland, Fla., Bentleyʼs nightly services ran from April through July and were broadcast on GOD TV and other channels. Though he was criticized for his theology and stage antics, as many as 10,000 people a night came to the services, and many said they experienced healing or spiritual renewal. The revival ended abruptly when Bentleyʼs ministry board announced that he was leaving his wife. In a year of political and economic tumult, the Lakeland debacle shook the American charismatic movement to its core, leaving us to sort through the rubble and discover ways to avoid making the same mistakes again. http://www.charismanow.com/

The reality was "the revival ended because of the lies, lies and more lies" for Miriam Franklin wrote on September 9,2008 something that is true today:

Sid Roth fails to acknowledge that many of those in this False Prophet Hall of Shame had fallen even before their fall into other known sin [eg drunkeness and adultery] - many even before they had started on the healing circuit, being deceivers out from the very start. They were NOT ʽgood prophets gone badʼ and their revivals were NOT true revivals but charlatansʼ tent meetings, and most if not all did not even have real miracles accompaigning them, let alone true prophecy and true healing.

Lakeland did not fall because of Todd Bentleyʼs perverse sexual appetite and his drunkeness, it fell because it was a false revival all along, run by liars and crooks. It fell because of the lies, lies and more lies - eg: there were no documented healings - Todd fled the scene after the ABC Nightline expose, and the Lakeland tent came down, LONG before the news about Todd Bentleyʼs failed marriage was announced. It was not just Todd Bentley the individual that fell at the time of the ABC Nightline documentary, but the whole Lakeland Revival that fell (the movement, the prophets, the apostles, the signs and wonders, the feelings and false manifestations) - which is why the NARsies are putting so much effort into their spin to rewrite history now, for if Lakeland is seen and remembered for what it is, THEY too are seen and remembered for what they are - so to protect themself the NAR hang their servant Todd Bentley out to dry with saucy sexual revelations to take away all the heat and all the attention from the REAL issues.
http://endtimespropheticwords.wordpress.com/2008/12/11/is-greed-alone-keeping-todd-bentley-from-his-abandoned-hurting-kids/#comment-28114

Posted by: brad | 2008-12-13 12:45:38 PM


2COR 7:10 For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.

I find it very interesting that not only has Todd Bentley has not repented but neither have none of his handlers, the leaders of Revival Alliance Bill Johnson, John Arnott, and Che Ahe, for being liars and false prophets and supporting and defending an unrepentant adulterer. They were so ready and wonderful praising Todd Bentley and all his garbage but are reluctant to rebuke him because they would have to rebuke themselves and then demonstrate godly sorrow which produces repentance leads to salvation. So they will have to enjoy hell because that is where all unrepentant sexual immoral, liars and deceivers go!

EPH 4:22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, 4:23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 4:24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. 4:25 Therefore, putting away lying, “Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for we are members of one another. 4:26 “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, 4:27 nor give place to the devil. 4:28 Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need. 4:29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 4:31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 4:32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you.

RV 21:8 “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

Posted by: Brad | 2008-12-14 7:41:08 AM


A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS SO HOW MUCH IS A VIDEO WORTH? LAKELAND REVIVAL - SHAKE-A-BOOM-BA A MUST WATCH VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOUMr65wkxM

Posted by: brad | 2008-12-17 8:27:53 PM


From Wikipedia- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_Bentley
Bentley announced his separation from his wife, Shonnah, in August 2008.[35][36] Bentley has now resigned from the Board of Fresh Fire. A statement released by the remaining Board members says that 'Todd Bentley has entered into an unhealthy relationship on an emotional level with a female member of his staff'. Bentley will now 'refrain from all public ministry for a season to receive counsel in his personal life'. [37] As a result, some Christian commentators have spoken of their belief that the Bible holds ministers to high standards, and that marital unfaithfulness is incompatible with Christian leadership.[38][39] Leaders who had aligned themselves with Bentley, have spoken of their desire to see him and his family spiritually restored; a committee made up of Rick Joyner, Jack Deere, and Bill Johnson has been formed to oversee this process.[40] However, on November 28th the Board of Fresh Fire confirmed that Bentley was not currently submitting to this process, and was in their opinion, guilty of adultery.[41]

Posted by: brad | 2008-12-19 6:28:58 PM


...you know, if some here would spend the same amount of energy praying in the Spirit for Todd Bentley, maybe something good will come out of this.

I mean, statements like "fools for praying" and "God doesn't need 6 months of prayer" and "all those who supported Todd or defended him in any way in God's eyes" says it all.

Glad some here have the corner on how God works.

Ironically the only time God calls anyone a fool is those who don't pray, ie: believe in Him.

I think we've clarified the man is in sin and the man is unrepentant.

I also know the Bible speaks about praying for our enemies, so where these off the wall internet preachers telling me what God is, are just that now.

Off the wall.

Give it a rest.


Posted by: tomax7 | 2008-12-20 5:48:01 AM


Ephesians 5:1 Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.
5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.
5:3 But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints;
5:4 neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.
5:5 For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
5:6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
5:7 Therefore do not be partakers with them.
5:8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light
5:9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth),
5:10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.
5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.
5:12 For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.
5:13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.
5:14 Therefore He says:

"Awake, you who sleep,
Arise from the dead,
And Christ will give you light."

5:15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise,
5:16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

So Tomax why should we give it a rest when fools like Todd Bentley and those who support them must be exposed according to Ephesians 5:1-16? And especially since the bible tells us that the Spirit of God makes us angry about fools like them?

1SAM 11:6 Then the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard this news, and his anger was greatly aroused.

MT 5:22 "But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, 'Raca!' shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, 'You fool!' shall be in danger of hell fire.

For the record we have a cause to be upset with the fool Todd Bentley and he is not my brother because true Christian don't do what Todd is doing as even Fresh Fire says he is off the wall - From Wikipedia- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_Bentley
Bentley announced his separation from his wife, Shonnah, in August 2008.[35][36] Bentley has now resigned from the Board of Fresh Fire. A statement released by the remaining Board members says that 'Todd Bentley has entered into an unhealthy relationship on an emotional level with a female member of his staff'. Bentley will now 'refrain from all public ministry for a season to receive counsel in his personal life'. [37] As a result, some Christian commentators have spoken of their belief that the Bible holds ministers to high standards, and that marital unfaithfulness is incompatible with Christian leadership.[38][39] Leaders who had aligned themselves with Bentley, have spoken of their desire to see him and his family spiritually restored; a committee made up of Rick Joyner, Jack Deere, and Bill Johnson has been formed to oversee this process.[40] However, on November 28th the Board of Fresh Fire confirmed that Bentley was not currently submitting to this process, and was in their opinion, guilty of adultery.[41]

Canadian Revivalist Todd Bentley formerly of Fresh Fire Ministries now an alien in U.S.A. should be on the FBI’s and RCMP Top Ten Wanted list

It doesn’t take a NASA rocket man to see Todd Bentley should Be on the FBI’s top ten most wanted list. A real & true con man. He should be a carnie, but then carnies would get a really horrible name

All were warned, but few listened. Steve Strader certainly never got healed of His gout! Just think He had the mighty Todd & His 3 ring circus there for weeks, fleecing millions of dollars. Marilyn Manson was the only thing missing from His act. Steve you even say your Brother Daniel who is in Prison for stealing, is also innocent for fleecing your Daddy Karl’s flock. Do you own a Mirror?

So who will get all the stolen money? Todd said with his own lying lips, I don’t get one dime! Sure Todd and you never unzipped your pants either. get another tattoo or kick another old helpless lady in the face. You are disgrace and so are all these losers who endorsed your stealing and circus. Paul Cain, Bob Jones, Peter Wagner, all should thank Pat Holliday for helping expose them http://www.patholliday.com as she told the truth about this side show.

TODD will go down in history as another famous freak show. Do you feel stupid America? He is still snorting lines, laughing all the way to the bank, I would want to be on His Harley!
I hope his children never follow in His footsteps. Dave Bentley knew the truth, His son is a flake. Dave Tomlinson too! IS this all witchcraft? lol!
Comment by Saw it all ! | September 10, 2008
http://endtimespropheticwords.wordpress.com/2008/08/16/todd-bentley-extra-marital-affair-with-female-member-of-staff/#comment-28563

Not Innocent” http://www.a2zbookdepot.com/xxcrxxoxxoks.pdf

Liars and Perjurers in Revival http://www.a2zbookdepot.com/revival.pdf

Posted by: brad | 2008-12-20 3:33:31 PM


Why should we single out a fool like Todd Bentley for prayer when he really doesn't want our prayers and prefers to be egocentric and an adulterer? There are other needy people who need help and prayer.

And Jesus said we can have a cause to be angry with fools like Todd Bentley for pretending to be what they are not? Christians or our brothers!

Posted by: Susan | 2008-12-20 4:25:26 PM


"There are other needy people who need help and prayer."

...all the more reason to pray for the guy. Don't worry, we won't run out of prayers.

Oh, besides money changers, we can be angry but still doesn't disqualify us from praying.

Glad someone didn't stop praying for me because I was a fool.

Posted by: tomax7 | 2008-12-20 4:52:28 PM


PS 109:8 Let his days be few, And let another take his office.

PROV 27:2 Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.

Dear Tomax7 who says you are still not a fool? Tomax7

Anyway God didn't want the sons of Eli to be saved because He desired to kill them as they had used His people. So who is to say God doesn't have the same opinion of Todd Bentley?

1 Samuel 2:22 Now Eli was very old; and he heard everything his sons did to all Israel, and how they lay with the women who assembled at the door of the tabernacle of meeting.
2:23 So he said to them, "Why do you do such things? For I hear of your evil dealings from all the people.
2:24 "No, my sons! For it is not a good report that I hear. You make the LORD'S people transgress.
2:25 "If one man sins against another, God will judge him. But if a man sins against the LORD, who will intercede for him?" Nevertheless they did not heed the voice of their father, because the LORD desired to kill them.

Posted by: Susan | 2008-12-20 9:05:09 PM


Canadian Revivalist Todd Bentley formerly of Fresh Fire Ministries now an alien in U.S.A. should be on the FBI’s and RCMP Top Ten Wanted list

It doesn’t take a NASA rocket man to see Todd Bentley should Be on the FBI’s top ten most wanted list. A real & true con man. He should be a carnie, but then carnies would get a really horrible name.

All were warned, but few listened. Steve Strader certainly never got healed of His gout! Just think He had the mighty Todd & His 3 ring circus there for weeks, fleecing millions of dollars. Marilyn Manson was the only thing missing from His act. Steve you even say your Brother Daniel who is in Prison for stealing, is also innocent for fleecing your Daddy Karl’s flock. Do you own a Mirror?

So who will get all the stolen money? Todd said with his own lying lips, I don’t get one dime! Sure Todd and you never unzipped your pants either. get another tattoo or kick another old helpless lady in the face. You are disgrace and so are all these losers who endorsed your stealing and circus. Paul Cain, Bob Jones, Peter Wagner, all should thank Pat Holliday for helping expose them http://www.patholliday.com as she told the truth about this side show.

TODD will go down in history as another famous freak show. Do you feel stupid America? He is still snorting lines, laughing all the way to the bank, I would want to be on His Harley!

I hope his children never follow in His footsteps. Dave Bentley knew the truth, His son is a flake. Dave Tomlinson too! IS this all witchcraft? lol!
Comment by Saw it all ! | September 10, 2008
http://endtimespropheticwords.wordpress.com/2008/08/16/todd-bentley-extra-marital-affair-with-female-member-of-staff/#comment-28563

Not Innocent” http://www.a2zbookdepot.com/xxcrxxoxxoks.pdf

Posted by: Susan | 2008-12-20 9:06:54 PM


"So who is to say God doesn't have the same opinion of Todd Bentley?"

Umm, so who is to say that God doesn't want people to pray for Him?

Even the most vile of sinners can be turned, surely Susan you were a sinner once weren't you?

Posted by: tomax7 | 2008-12-20 11:54:28 PM


Even the most vile of sinners can be turned is a false Evangelical doctrine because Saul and the sons of Eli were not turned and neither were Ananias and his wife Sapphira his wife!

1JN 5:16 If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin which does not lead to death, he will ask, and He will give him life for those who commit sin not leading to death. There is sin leading to death. I do not say that he should pray about that.

JUDE 1:5 But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.

Posted by: Susan | 2008-12-21 12:38:42 AM


The bible is very clear Jesus will shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked. And this is something that every true Christian and son of God can do:

There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots. The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD. His delight is in the fear of the LORD, And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, Nor decide by the hearing of His ears; But with righteousness He shall judge the poor, And decide with equity for the meek of the earth; He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked. Righteousness shall be the belt of His loins, And faithfulness the belt of His waist. Isaiah 11:1-5

Posted by: brad | 2008-12-21 7:52:29 AM


"Even the most vile of sinners can be turned is a false Evangelical doctrine"

Good thing the Apostle Paul wasn't in that category. You know, the approving of Christians being killed type thing.

Just a minor omission eh?

Posted by: tomax7 | 2008-12-21 1:00:59 PM


Unlike the fools in the NAR and Revival Alliance including Todd Bentley Elijah was a real man of God who not only raised a person from the dead and prayed the fire of God from heaven down but slew the false prophets of Baal. But we have fools including Tomax who thinks that his friends are real man of God when they are nothing of the sort but unrepentant liars, adulterers, fornicators, thieves and scoundrels for whom is reserved the best place in hell!

Posted by: brad | 2008-12-21 4:48:19 PM


Tomax if you are going to talk about or quote Apostle Paul why don't you quote what he said about women like Patricia kings?

1COR 14:34 Let your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive, as the law also says.

Posted by: Susan | 2008-12-21 4:59:47 PM


RV 2:23 "I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.

Tomax - If "Even the most vile of sinners can be turned" why did God say about the false ones in the churches like Todd Bentley "I will kill her children with death?

Your evangelical logic hold not water in reality when Jesus told you what would happen to those like Todd Bentley:

MT 7:21 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 7:22 "Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' 7:23 "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'

Being a thief and an adulterer like Todd Bentley is not doing the will of the Father?

Posted by: brad | 2008-12-21 5:21:04 PM


I would not trust him based on this interview. If the Lord had actually shown him an open vision of Shonnah to be his future wife, why now he declared it is a bad marriage? As all Christians know that God does not change and God does not make mistake; hence, either Todd was lying about his open vision or his vision was from Satan.
If his god(s) is not able to help him reconcile with his wife, shonnah, than he is not worshiping the true Jesus.
Anyway, do not believe in his words. Does he feel sorry for people made lots of scarifies to fly over Lakeland to attend the revival conference? Do not believe Todd. If he dumps his wife, he is not living according to the teaching of Jesus. Do not waste money, time, and energy to follow Todd Bentley. Christians should follow Jesus but not Todd Bentley.

Posted by: Sue | 2008-12-21 6:47:41 PM


Susan, seeing you are the one quoting the Apostle Paul and accusing me of doing so - which I did not - why don't you just take his advice then?

Posted by: tomax7 | 2008-12-22 10:12:57 AM


Brad: "evangelical logic"?

What's this, a new buzz word?

Sheesh. Get a life eh.

Evangelical definition:
# relating to or being a Christian church believing in personal conversion and the inerrancy of the Bible especially the 4 Gospels; "evangelical ...
# of or pertaining to or in keeping with the Christian gospel especially as in the first 4 books of the New Testament
# marked by ardent or zealous enthusiasm for a cause

http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&channel=s&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&hs=hao&defl=en&q=define:evangelical&sa=X&oi=glossary_definition&ct=title

Posted by: tomax7 | 2008-12-22 10:16:08 AM


Tomaz face the fact you don't like to accept the truth that Todd Bentley is not a Christian but a false prophet, adulterer, thief and liar and those who support or defend him are not any better!

NUM 16:26 And he spoke to the congregation, saying, "Depart now from the tents of these wicked men! Touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins."

Posted by: brad | 2008-12-22 3:36:16 PM


Tedd Haggard Christ is so impotent and anemic that Ted still struggles with sexuality, he says in documentary.

Maybe Ted is a reprobate for after all he supported John Arnott and Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship when they were thrown out of the Vineyards for their demonic activities?

http://www.gazette.com/articles/haggard_45022___article.html/church_documentary.html

Posted by: brad | 2008-12-23 3:19:29 AM


After receiving the email from FFM and reading the above article as well as the Charisma information, and reading the above commentaries regarding the Bentley scandal, I offer the following:

When the Lakeland event began airing on GodTV, my family and I watched every night along with several other millon individuals. We began to stand in prayer with our brothers and sisters for their needs and healing. We were amazed to see God moving in such a way that we had not seen for many many years, and were hungry along with everyone else. We took the opportunity to "spread the word" to many of our friends and family to join in.

On many occassions we made the drive to Lakeland to attend these "Revival" meetings. One incident in particular has stuck in my heart: There was a gentleman who was there at Pastor Strader's church (this was prior their move to other venues) who came to the Revival looking for a desperatly needed miracle. Many of you will remember him as he was dying of cancer. As he approched the podium, lifting himself from his wheelchair attached to his oxygen tank as his wife and two small children watched-Todd Bentley announced "He is Healed!".

We saw this family on two occassions when we went to the Stadium (Baseball stadium that was donated for use). We watched as all of the sick and wheelchair bound individuals were lined along home base field along with this gentleman and his family. When he attempted to get into the "healing line" he was turned away by the Staff. We then witnessed hime and his family leaving the meeting not having his chance to be prayed over.

We witnessed all of the "prophetic words" and declarations during those meetings, and to be honest, each and every time we attended, we felt nothing. We would "search" our hearts and wonder why we were not "caught-up" with everyone else. We resigned ourselves to "its not about feelings" but the Spirit of God - and continued to Praise the Lord anyway. The only time we actually felt the Spirit of God was then Roy and Melanie Fields ministered. You could not only sense how much they loved the Lord, but it was apparent that they both have a servants heart and were not about the popularity of the situation. However, I have never forgotten that man and his family. I often wonder if he is still alive; is he spending Christmas in heaven or with his young children and wife. There are many many families just like the man I am referring to that spent money they probably did not have - out of desperation-who went to Lakeland for their miracle; and left empty. That is why there are so many outraged over what was really happening in the background. We actually witnessed Todd Bentley declaring that "God told him that there were individuals here that were to give $1,000", only to recant that statement "off-air" and admit that it was not God, but him because he wanted the money to build his own stadium. This statement was made within days of the whole mess coming out in the open.

The other is Pastor Strader. This Pastor has endured more scandals then anyone should have to endure. His brother sits in jail for stealing monies from his father's congregation. Even though Steven had nothing to do with it, he was subjected to the fall-out from it. Now, Pastor Strader was/is left to deal with the fall out from Todd Bentley antics. It not only effected his church members, it effected the entire community where Pastor Strader has his church. Mr. Bentley has chosen to go into hiding with is nanny friend in California while Pastor Strader; Fresh Fire Ministries and all of the Associates are left with dealing with all of the accusations; and clean up after the disclosure was made.

Do I believe that forgiveness is in order - absolutely. However, no one can sit in judgement against people who are angry and hurt over this as it was at the direct hand of Todd. To make statements that he (Todd) was being "comforted" by this nanny and there was no "spark" until after July 1 is an absolute slap in the face to the Body of Christ who stood by him during those early revivial days. GodTV alone was chastised tremendiously and criticized for even airing it. If you were to look at it logically - Mr. Bentley challenged the media to "Come; Bring It!; I have NOTHING to hide", but when the facts were disclosed, he had everything to hide and left his entire ministry and its supporters to clean up the mess the best they could. To now "grande stand" against them for issuing statements as they have, is really astonishing. I commend them for speaking out. They are not the ones who decieved - Todd did, and that is an undisputable fact. I pray that the Body of Christ will find forgiveness towards Todd; pray for Shonnah and their children who have had their personal situation internationally aired because Todd wanted the media coverage. He has stated that he has a visa issue and that is why he has not seen his children since July - but calls daily. From a child of a divorce, I can tell you - a call is not enough, notwithstanding the fact that the entire world is aware of what their father has and is doing at the moment.

Instead of lashing out to one another over opinions and statements over the situation, I pray that we (I definately include myself here) all become more estute at spotting the charlotens that claim "I have the open heaven" and find out the facts ourselves as God not only warns us, but instructs us to do.

God Bless.
Patty

Posted by: Patty | 2008-12-23 10:45:24 AM


The other is Pastor Strader. This Pastor has endured more scandals then anyone should have to endure. His brother sits in jail for stealing monies from his father's congregation. Even though Steven had nothing to do with it, he was subjected to the fall-out from it - Pattry

Dear Patty - your statement shows your bias for and blindness of Stephen Strader who is as much as a liar, thief and deceiver as Todd Bentley! Stephen and Karl Strader who are real thieves have proclaimed that Dan Strader is innocent and he was framed. See Not Innocent” http://www.a2zbookdepot.com/xxcrxxoxxoks.pdf.
And this is an obvious lie and if the Straders are deceived about Dan, they are deceived about anything else. If Pastor Stephen Strader or John Arnott or Che Ahe or Bill Johnson were true men of God operating in the gifts of the Spirit they would have seen that Todd Bentley was a false prophet from day one. Before the Lakeland revival I saw and heard Todd Bentley make many false prophecies which showed me he was a deceiver and a false prophet! So obviously none of the leaders who crowned Todd Bentley in June are or were true men of God but deceived duped ones who were deceiving others. And John Arnott lied on his web site that Todd Bentley was being counseled and was submitting to counsel etc. when the truth was that Todd told them to get lost!

So the bottom line is everybody at the revival was and is a charlatan! And now what are you going to do about this fact? All those who supported Todd Bentley in anyway need to repent for many things including that they have no wisdom or discernment and are the blind leading the blind!

Posted by: Susan | 2008-12-23 5:59:11 PM


Liars lie and deceivers deceive? Check out http://endtimespropheticwords.wordpress.com/2008/12/27/another-todd-bentley-affair-its-cover-up-surrounding-lies-what-did-bill-johnson-bobby-conner-paul-keith-davis-denny-cline-do-see-here/ where it is stated:

It should be noted that the statement was written during the previous ’sabbatical’ [which we know now was for a previous affair with another member of Fresh Fire staff that was never publically confessed and admitted to at the time, let alone repented of by Todd Bentley - just like he has not repented this time around, even shedding fake crocodile tears. The previous sin was, like many things, deceitfully covered up while leaders publicly smiled and offered their full backing and support for Todd Bentley.].

It is not a surprise to me at all to catch Todd and Shonnah Bentley lying - again. Their lies [yes, put out in joint names, not just Todd's] can be tracked back for years. It is not a surprise to me either, knowing the corrupted characters of some of the men who back Todd Bentley -albeit they are leading figures in the modern charismatic church - to catch them lying and deceiving and covering up and whitewashing sin either. After all, their own whitewash and hogwash is documented too. However, I know it will come as a surprise to some to see the depths of the orchestrated deception with the apostolic prophetic movement - outside their actual false teaching and false prophecies that is.

Read it and weep. It is not just Todd Bentley’s one single fall into adultery earlier this year that is cause for concern. It is not just Todd Bentley who is a degenerate liar and crook. The whole prophetic movement stinks.

Posted by: brad | 2008-12-27 3:35:38 AM


Dear people,

I still dont understand why you are judging people like you do. Is there something about Canadians that I dont know?

I have now spoken to so many leader pastors, priests and bishops here in Europe about Todd Bentley and the Lakeland outpouring and it is a fact that it was a move of God.

If you end time prophetic chritisisers want to stop God from doing what He IS doing then it is up to you. You should leave Christians alone and not judge them.

Todd Bentley did mistakes but he has the same rights as Brad and Bud Press to repent and ask God to forgive his sins.

God Bless!
Pontus J. Back
Vasa, Finland

BTW: Finland is a civlized country where we do love each other!

Posted by: Pontus J. Back | 2008-12-27 4:09:14 AM


That site "endtimepropheticwords" writes such crap. The pages are full of lies and this I can say with a pure heart as I know it is true as God have told this to many people!

Posted by: Pontus J. Back | 2008-12-27 4:12:48 AM


I have now spoken to so many leader pastors, priests and bishops here in Europe about Todd Bentley and the Lakeland outpouring and it is a fact that it was a move of God

check out http://biblebrowser.com/ephesians/5-1.htm

Dear Pontus "Entimepropheticwords" writes the truth and you are the one who is writing crap and don't want to hear the truth that Todd Bentley has been a liar an adulterer a false prophet and a son of hell for years. He is a reprobate, a son of disobedience, who will never be saved just like King Saul who was rejected by God!

Posted by: brad | 2008-12-27 1:13:27 PM


From: Jacob Prasch
Subject: Revival Facts
To: [email protected]
Date: Saturday, August 16, 2008, 2:55 AM

Dear. Mr. Strader

These Are The Facts:

* Toronto and Pensacola brought no 'revival', so why should more of the same at Lakeland?

* If Todd Bentley became a Christian after being a criminally convicted homosexual pedophile who is now filing for marital separation, this is not true of his mentors Bob Jones & Paul Cane. Jones was a sexual predator and proven false prophet after being a supposed Christian, and Paul Cane has always been a drunken pervert homosexual alcoholic.

* The Fruit of The Spirit is 'ekreitei' Self Control (not the lack of it) and 'gentleness' (not a tattooed goon kicking old ladies in the stomach).

* There are no female angels in scripture and in The Olivet Discourse Jesus warned to avoid those claiming His physical presence prior to the parousia.

* By some accounts the DA / Prosecutor says that you - Steven Strader (Karl's other son), are as bad as your jail bird brother locked up as a professional gangster under RICO until 2036 for swindeling elderly Christians out of $3 million dollars.

* Bentley could not, as was nationally televised, produce medically documented proof of any healings or resurrections.

* Wm. Branham was a demonstrable heretic with beliefs contrary to biblical Pentecostalism.

* His ridiculous antics in Los Angeles with Che Anh was a money losing failure and a joke.

In other words, Bentley is finished and your freak show is over.

Now why don't you do the sensible thing and give everyone their money back and send them home and tell C. Peter Wagner and his discredited clowns to go find another dilapidated band wagon to jump on?

Sincerely,

Jacob Prasch/ Moriel
http://www.moriel.org

Posted by: Jacob Prasch | 2008-12-27 1:48:46 PM


Mt 18:21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?”
Mt 18:22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
Mt 18:23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.
Mt 18:24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him.
Mt 18:25 Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.
Mt 18:26 “The servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’
Mt 18:27 The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.
Mt 18:28 “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii. He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded.
Mt 18:29 “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.’
Mt 18:30 “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt.
Mt 18:31 When the other servants saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed and went and told their master everything that had happened.
Mt 18:32 “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to.
Mt 18:33 Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’
Mt 18:34 In anger his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.
Mt 18:35 “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart.”

Heavenly Father, please forgive us in Jesus Name!

Posted by: I AM SORRY | 2008-12-28 8:59:37 AM


LK 17:3 "Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.

Dear I am Sorry Please use your brain and not just empty words. Todd Bentley is not my brother even though he might be yours if you think false prophets are your friends and are Christians?

And what has forgiveness to do with Todd Bentley when Jesus clearly told us Todd was going to hell since he has refused to repent of being a false prophet, a liar, a thief, an adulterer, etc.

MT 7:21 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 7:22 "Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' 7:23 "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'

Posted by: Susan | 2008-12-28 4:35:28 PM


Jn 8:7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”
Jn 8:8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.

Jn 5:39 You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me,
Jn 5:40 yet you refuse to come to me to have life.
Jn 5:41 “I do not accept praise from men,
Jn 5:42 but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts.
Jn 5:43 I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him.
Jn 5:44 How can you believe if you accept praise from one another, yet make no effort to obtain the praise that comes from the only God ?
Jn 5:45 “But do not think I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom your hopes are set.
Jn 5:46 If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me.
Jn 5:47 But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?”

Rev 12:10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers,who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.

Shalom!
Heavenly Father, please forgive us in Jesus Name!

Posted by: I AM SORRY | 2008-12-28 5:09:01 PM


LK 17:3 "Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.

Dear I am Sorry Please use your brain and not just empty words. Todd Bentley is not my brother even though he might be yours if you think false prophets are your friends and are Christians?

And what has forgiveness to do with Todd Bentley when Jesus clearly told us Todd was going to hell since he has refused to repent of being a false prophet, a liar, a thief, an adulterer, etc.

MT 7:21 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 7:22 "Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' 7:23 "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'

Posted by: Susan | 2008-12-28 7:45:05 PM


Todd Bentley has demonstrated himself unfaithful to his wife by entering into a relationship with another woman while still legally married. ...Fresh Fire

So why are the false ones such as Che Ahe, Bill Johnson, John Arnott and Rick Joyner silent about their lies that they were helping Todd when nothing in reality was happening except Todd was giving them the finger? Because they are ashamed at being exposed at liars and their prayers have no value whatsoever!

Posted by: Susan | 2008-12-28 8:11:23 PM


1Jn 4:16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.
1Jn 4:17 In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him.
1Jn 4:18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
1Jn 4:19 We love because he first loved us.
1Jn 4:20 If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.
1Jn 4:21 And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.

Mt 18:32 “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to.
Mt 18:33 Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’
Mt 18:34 In anger his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.
Mt 18:35 “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart.”

Mt 11:20 Then Jesus began to denounce the cities in which most of his miracles had been performed, because they did not repent.
Mt 11:21 “Woe to you, Korazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
Mt 11:22 But I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you.
Mt 11:23 And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to the skies? No, you will go down to the depths. If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day.
Mt 11:24 But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on the day of judgment than for you.”

Mt 18:7 “Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to sin! Such things must come, but woe to the man through whom they come!

Rev 12:10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the (((accuser))) of our brothers,who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.

Mt 4:17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”

Heavenly Father, please forgive us in Jesus Name!
Shalom!

Posted by: I AM SORRY | 2008-12-28 9:03:30 PM


Dear I am sorry we all know you are a religious fanatic and foolish and cannot use your brains but only quote scripture verse that are useless considering Todd Bentley has demonstrated himself unfaithful to his wife by entering into a relationship with another woman while still legally married and has refused to repent.

And unrepentant liars, thieves, adulterers, and sorcerers are not Christians nor our brothers unless you consider the devil to be a Christian and your brother. So get some brains and start using them instead of quoting scripture verses that are out of context and not applicable in this case because Todd Bentley is an unrepentant son of hell, a son of disobedience who is going to hell!

MT 23:15 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.


Posted by: Susan | 2008-12-28 9:10:50 PM


Eze 34:18 Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture? Must you also trample the rest of your pasture with your feet? Is it not enough for you to drink clear water? Must you also muddy the rest with your feet?
Eze 34:19 Must my flock feed on what you have trampled and drink what you have muddied with your feet?

Mt 23:13 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.
Mt 23:15 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are.
Mt 23:16 “Woe to you, blind guides! You say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.’
Mt 23:17 You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred?
Mt 23:18 You also say, ‘If anyone swears by the altar, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gift on it, he is bound by his oath.’
Mt 23:19 You blind men! Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred?
Mt 23:20 Therefore, he who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it.
Mt 23:21 And he who swears by the temple swears by it and by the one who dwells in it.
Mt 23:22 And he who swears by heaven swears by God’s throne and by the one who sits on it.
Mt 23:23 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. (((You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.)))
Mt 23:24 You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.
Mt 23:25 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence.
Mt 23:26 Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.
Mt 23:27 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men’s bones and everything unclean.
Mt 23:28 In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.
Mt 23:29 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous.
Mt 23:30 And you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our forefathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’
Mt 23:31 So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets.

Mt 4:17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”

Heavenly Father, please forgive us in Jesus Name!
Shalom!

Posted by: I AM SORRY | 2008-12-28 9:46:07 PM


Dear I AM SORRY OR I AM PATHETIC

Grace does not mean that heresy, merchandising, lying and charlatanism is ok or acceptable or to be tolerated within the church - as scriptures very clearly show.

Todd Bentley and all the so-called prophets that installed him into their ‘prophetic ministry’ are liars and sons of the father of lies -satan. Revelation 21:18 states that liars will NOT enter into the kingdom of Heaven. There is nothing else to add or take away from that statement. The ministers in this article MUST deeply repent before it becomes to late for them. I am not judging - the WORD OF GOD HAS ALREADY DONE THAT! I’m only repeating what the Bible declares.

Posted by: brad | 2008-12-29 2:20:03 AM


Todd Bentley’s Mistress, Jessa, Revealed at http://endtimespropheticwords.wordpress.com/2008/12/31/todd-bentleys-mistress-jessa-revealed/

Posted by: brad | 2008-12-31 3:52:27 PM


Todd Bentley is Ba-a-a-ck!!!
http://endtimespropheticwords.wordpress.com/2009/01/01/todd-bentley-is-ba-a-a-ck/

Todd Bentley is back! Well back in the world of Myspace. The disgraced conference speaker now has a new myspace page at http://www.myspace.com/imtoddbentley

All links towards Fresh Fire Ministries are removed and books and CD’S, the earthly treasure’s of the Prophetic Movement, are now plugged. And you no longer need Fresh Fire to supply them.”

The sales now are directed through “Sound of Fire” of which Todd claims to be the company president of, but which is technically owned by Todd Bentley’s dad, Dave Bentley and his step mum.
The new Todd Bentley myspace page only started on 16th December 2008. You’ll note the continued lies about his being a healer and miracle worker on there - and his use of the present tense to describe his ‘ministry’.

It also certainly takes some nerve to write this about himself:

“He was also delivered from a lifestyle involving criminal activity, youth prisons, drugs, sex, satanic music and bondage. Todd’s miraculous conversion to Jesus was much like the Apostle Paul’s on the Damascus road. Todd was instantly transformed into a radical disciple and soul winning evangelist for Jesus.”

When was Todd Bentley supposedly delivered of criminal activity exactly? The guy is a patholigical liar who has repeatedly deceived and fleeced and defrauded the flock. Demonic music is still promoted by him and even playing on his site! As for sex, well we all know of his current unrepented-of adulterous behaviour with the ex family nanny and Fresh Fire intern, Jessa {see http://endtimespropheticwords.wordpress.com/2008/12/31/todd-bentleys-mistress-jessa-revealed/]. This behaviour is his being a ‘radical disciple’? And to equate himself with the apostle Paul - wow.

Todd Bentley lists himself as single and as California based. Bill Johnson, Heidi Baker and Rick Joyner are listed as his spiritual heros. Word of Faith Heretics Kenneth Hagin, E W Kenyon and Benny Hinn books are declared by him as good.
The only restoration spoken of is in some bad dominionist type teaching of restoration of another kind on his blog here.

I am not surprised Todd Bentley is attempting a comeback without acknowledgement, let alone repentence, for his many wrongs. I am not surprised he is still lying and is, if anything, even worse than before. What I am a little surprised by though is the amount of people who still openly support this unrepentent liar and adulterer.

Posted by: brad | 2008-12-31 7:18:23 PM


MAL 1:14 “But cursed be the deceiver …
GAL 1:8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.

Todd Bentley is a deceiver who is to be cursed and not blessed all with all his supporters with all the curses of Deuteronomy 28 and Psalm 109.

Posted by: Susan | 2008-12-31 9:15:03 PM



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